9 Common Programming Techniques

Now that you have a little PHP and MySQL interaction under your belt, it’s time to take things up a notch. This chapter is similar to Chapter 3, “Creating Dynamic Web Sites,” in that it covers myriad independent topics. But what all of these have in common is that they demonstrate common PHP-MySQL programming techniques. You won’t learn new functions here; instead, you’ll see how to use the knowledge you already possess to create standard Web functionality.

The examples themselves will broaden the Web application started in the preceding chapter by adding new, popular features. You’ll see several tricks for managing database information, in particular editing and deleting records using PHP. At that same ...

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